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King of Pops - Alumni Profiles
June 2012 Issue
It all started in Central America in 2005. The oldest of three brothers, Ashley Carse, was studying anthropology in Panama when his younger brothers, Steven and Nick, came to visit. They discovered paletas, a Latin American ice pop usually made with fresh fruit. From then on, the brothers talked about bringing the snack to the U.S. When Steven Carse (ABJ ’06) was laid off from his job at AIG in 2009, he decided it was time to pursue the dream. “We started to research the business and worked on getting a brand and recipes,” he says. And so, King of Pops was born. A friend of Carse’s in New York came up with the name around the time Michael Jackson died. While the business doesn’t have anything to do with the late king of pop, Carse says the name made sense so they ran with it. The first King of Pops cart was on the corner of North Avenue and North …
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